Now, you are balanced.

—Buddhist Monk, Episode XCVIII

The Buddhist Monk is a minor character in Season 5 of Samurai Jack.


The Buddhist Monk came to Jack in a vision and asked him if he was lost, after Jack told him that he was lost, the Monk brought Jack inside to make tea. After Jack made the tea, the Monk said that it was terrible and lacked balance, and finds out that Jack himself lacked balance.

This made Mad Jack resurface to stop Jack from reclaiming his Katana, and after Mad Jack's death, the Monk found Jack to be balanced once again to reclaim his Katana.


  • "Are you lost?"
  • "Good, come make tea."
  • "This is terrible."
  • "This tea has all the necessary ingredients, but it lacks the most impotent one. Balance."
  • "I see why your path to the sword remains clouded."
  • "It is not for me to show you your path."
  • "Now you are balanced."


  • The Buddhist Monk is one of the only one-time characters to be an ally to Jack in Season 5. Another is the Emoji Family.
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